To Chungking from Washington came Major General Patrick Hurley's formal credentials as U.S. Ambassador to China.
Promptly the Embassy staff made ready for their presentation to Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek.
Protocol called for tails, black vests and white ties. But the Embassy staff21 strongwere tailless, so there was a compromise on dark suits. Pat Hurley wore his beribboned, bemedaled, two-star uniform. At 9 a.m. the staff ran through a dress rehearsal. By n o'clock all hands had gathered at the curly-roofed headquarters building of Chiang's Government.
At the end of a long hall stood...